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Roland launches second generation TrueVIS printer/cutters

Roland truevis vg2  printer printing out a picture
It’s now possible to print, laminate and apply graphics the same day with high quality output and reliable installation.
Roland vg2 640 vg2 540 printer printing out pictures
The VG2 adopts a new generation of eco-solvent TR2 ink, which now includes Orange.

Roland DG Corporation is launching its second generation TrueVIS VG2 series 1625mm and 1371mm (64” and 54”) wide format eco-solvent inkjet printer/cutters.

With more than 40 enhancements which deliver user benefits in terms of print quality and accuracy, cutting performance and same-day finishing productivity across a huge range of applications, the company’s objective in creating the VG2 series was to improve upon the already high standards set by the previous awardwinning VG series.

“To create printer/cutters that boast the highest output quality in Roland DG history we did not stick to existing concepts but redefined product development by focusing on dozens of little details,” comments Kohei Tanabe, president, digital printing business division. “The result is that the new TrueVIS VG2 series offers customers a true competitive advantage.”

The new TrueVIS VG2 series is the “obvious choice for busy print service providers looking for fast turnaround, with prints ready for lamination in as little as six hours”. It’s now possible to print, laminate and apply graphics the same day with high quality output and reliable installation, enabling print professionals to deliver against their customers’ expectations and to beat their competitors’ time to market.

The VG2 adopts a new generation of eco-solvent TR2 ink, which now includes Orange to optimise colour accuracy and deliver print of “incomparable” realism. Ideal for corporate branding applications, with the new Multiprocess Color Function, Orange ink can be used in all file types as a process colour or as a spot colour if specific matching is required. A new colour management preset takes full advantage of the VG2’s superior colour reproduction capability and the wide colour gamut provided by TR2 ink so there is no need to compromise on accuracy or vibrancy; True Rich Color gives you the best of both.

“Now for the first time, vibrant colour can be combined with neutral greys, smooth gradations and natural skin tones to create stunning graphics,” says Kohei.

Technological advancements deliver high precision print and cut accuracy for even more reliable results during unattended operation. New middle pinch rollers raise automatically prior to starting the cutting process, allowing the media to be cut without the rollers travelling over the printed area. New crop mark options for cutting laminated prints or long production runs of print and cut graphics provide “perfect” cutting performance when used in combination with the new optimised side pinch roller pressure functionality.

An optional take-up unit supports two modes according to the type of media chosen, ensuring take-up stability for smooth post processes. Roland DG FlexFire printheads produce the precision ink firing that enables printing neutral greys, vivid colours and smooth skin tones even at the highest speeds.

TrueVIS VG2 and TR2 ink is certified by the 3M MCS, providing assurance of the quality and reliability of graphics. The VG2 with TR2 ink supports Avery’s ICS performance guarantee and is certified GREENGUARD Gold for safe indoor graphic applications. Included VersaWorks 6 RIP software supports the latest Harlequin RIP dual core engine with PDF 2.0 and native 64-bit processing plus easy-to-use capabilities. The new VG2 can be seen in action at Sign & Digital UK 2019 on stand F30.


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